Vero Beach, Fla., March 2, 2015 – Environmental champion Keep Indian River Beautiful (KIRB) recently recognized Piper Aircraft, Inc. with its New Partner Award for the environmental efforts of the aircraft company’s Green Initiatives Team.

“Piper Aircraft recognizes its responsibility to build a sustainable future for our community, employees, and customers,” said Simon Caldecott, President and CEO of Piper. “It is our policy to ensure the environmental integrity of our products and processes, in a joint-departmental effort, as an integral part of our business. We are pleased by the decision of Keep Indian River Beautiful to recognize Piper for our continued dedication to the environment.”

Piper Environmental Engineer and project lead, Stacy Gordon, was awarded KIRB’s Environmental Champion Award for her passionate commitment to The Green Initiatives Team, as well.

“I have found that the community at Piper has long promoted environmental stewardship,” said Gordon. “The Green Team simply fashioned a design and implemented the tools to do more of just that–within our company and far beyond the confines of our factory walls.”

About Piper Aircraft’s Green Initiative Team
Founded in the fall of 2012, the Green Initiatives Team is a cross-functional group of dedicated Piper employees committed to cultivating a green culture by actively improving environmental management through product stewardship, energy and water conservation, pollution prevention, waste reduction, and recycling efforts. With the objective to continuously improve Piper environmental, health, and safety procedures, The Green Initiatives Team dedicates itself to promoting environmental education, participating in community outreach events, and leveraging individuals to provoke immediate change.

About Keep Indian River Beautiful
Empowering individuals to take greater responsibility for community environments by involving volunteers, Keep Indian River Beautiful is a non-profit organization that pioneers collaborative endeavors in litter prevention, recycling efforts, beautification projects, and conservation education. KIRB is the local Keep America Beautiful affiliate, combining education and outreach to prompt individual behavior change in efforts of waste reduction and conservation that will ultimately influence positive change around the world.

About Piper Aircraft
Piper Aircraft, Inc., headquartered in Vero Beach, Fla., offers aviators throughout the world efficient and reliable single-engine and twin-engine aircraft. The single-engine M-Class series–the M500, Mirage and Matrix– offers businesses and individuals elegant performance, value, and the most advanced safety features available in any six place cabin class product. The Twin Class Seneca V and Seminole balance proven performance, efficiency and simplicity in twin-engine aircraft. The Trainer Class Archer TX, Archer DX, Arrow, Seminole and Seneca V aircraft form the most complete technically-advanced line of pilot training aircraft in the world. All Piper airplanes feature advanced Garmin avionics in the cockpit. Piper is a member of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.

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